Corfu Activities and Sights

Corfu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. It combines a variety of beaches, archaeological sites and sport activities that cater to both families and adventurous travelers.

The beaches are free to visit but if you wish to have a sun bed you pay a small fee per day.

For divers there are several diving schools on beaches where you can learn scuba diving. Also, on some beaches you can learn water skiing, enjoy banana rides and so on.

Horseback riding on the island gives you the unique opportunity to experience another aspect of the Corfiot countryside. There are several centers both for beginners and more advanced riders.

Cricket in Esplanade is a very popular sport that dates back to the 19th century. Several matches between local and foreign take place every year. Tennis is also a local sport that attracts a lot of people both local and visitors. The oldest court is situated in Corfu town near the Archaeological museum.

Another popular activity is walking in off-beaten tracks all over the island, since most of the countryside remains untouched by tourism and development. The visitor can get books with relevant information from bookstores to find walks in and out of town. In town the most popular walks are those in the traditional alley ways of the old town or to historical monuments around the town.

Sights to visit in the town of Corfu include Saint Spyridon Church, the Old castle, the New Castle, Pondikonisi, the Archaeoligical Museum, the Museum of Asian Art and the Bank Note Museum. Sights to visit at the outskirts include Acheilion Palace, Benitses Sea Museum, Palaiokastritsa Monastery, Kassiopi temple and traditional villages such as Varipatades, Korakiana or Lefkimi.

Corfu Transportation

The Corfu bus network covers the whole island. Blue buses run from San Rocco square to areas within 15 km. Green buses run from I.Theotoki Street to the villages. Bus fares are low. Taxis are also available all the year round.

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